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chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. the big story is the extreme heat. we are used to handling hot weather around here but this stuff is downright dangerous. in the last two days, d.c. fire and ems crews have seen a 25% increase in calls with about 300 people being if prance poured to the --- transported to the hospital each day. >>> when you walk outside at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning when we get ready to come to work and it is sweltering already, you just know that the rest of the day is going to be let's just call it challenging. >> when you get in the car, man, it is not pleasant. it will be a tough day, folks. we do have the excessive heat warping in effect. we have a code red air koala letter in effect from unhealthy air quale and it will just be problematic. you want to limit your time outdoors and stay indoors in air conditioning as much as you can. if the power is out at your house, go for a mall or movie theater or something like that. here we go. this is the excessive heat warping. it goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. this morning and will are main in effect for 10:00 p.m. tonight.
for something slightly cooler and less humid. coming up. >> our big story this morning is back to the drawing board after a republican-led house passes its version of a debt ceiling bill only to have it die in the senate. >> steve handelsman tells us where senate goes next. >> two hours after the boehner bill passes the house, senate democrats killed it. >> the ayes are 59. >> this is almost an out-of-body experience. >> all eyes on top senate republican mitch mcconnell. democrats say only he can fast track and make a deal. >> we all know the senate is the only way out of this mess. >> i stuck my neck out a mile. i put revenues on the table in order to try to come to an agreement to avert us being where they are. but a lot of people in this town can never say yes. >> boehner veered to the right, including a balanced budget constitutional amendment to get the votes of tea partier louie gomez. most in the senate said, no new amendments. >> this is the most outrageous suggestion i have heard. >> president obama insisted a weekend compromise is possible. >> this is not a situation where the two p
the lightning hit. never been a big fan of lightning. >> not really, especially not. this also blew out the neighbor's computer. the surge protector didn't work. >> reporter: ed and his daughter live a block away. they were home when the lightning struck. >> i never heard nothing like this before. roaring thunder but this one was so sharp and penetrating, you could have your hair stand on your arms. >> reporter: others saw the fire company respofnltd the fire drew crew as far away as graysonville. >> then the fire went off. thought a tree would fall on the house. >> reporter: for now, it's up to the insurance company to determine how much damage was done. >> so far this year lightning as load to the death of one american in anne arundel county. a man was standing on a pier last month when a bolt of lightning struck him. >>> you have to be careful with the lightning. we're already emphasizing that -- that and flooding, which don't get much press but both of those are the two biggest killers. no flooding rain or leeting in. all sweeps returning clear. that's a good thing. show you our sat
shows up at 6:00 to drop off some tables for a big bash coming up on saturday. >> to leave a cat by the shelter when you can see that we don't open until the next morning would be a death sentence for the cat. the cat would have sat there all night, we would have had bad news when we came in this morning. this poor cat would have been dead. >> the cat's name is cheese puffs. cheesy was very scared but has been a lap cat for most of the day today. he is going to get shots and be up for adoption next week. small miracles will be celebrating its fifth anniversary on saturday with a huge adoption event. that's why they needed the tables, proving cat miracles happen. abc2 news. >>> thanks a lot, jamie. this heat is just as dangerous for us as it is for our pets. abc2 is working for you with ways to keep your four legged friends cool. take along plenty of fresh water when you go for a walk. make sure to take frequent breaks in the shade and avoid hot ground. put sunscreen on your dog's nose, and pay close attention to make sure your pet does not get over heated. >>> tonight we are wor
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's live, here at wjz- 13. >>> we have gotten good rain. man, we needed it big time. >> at first, i thought i was going to get missed again last night. >> don and i live on the same latitude, if you will. two nights ago the dynamic was primarily south. i was looking down at the clouds. you could see the lightning on the clouds, we were missed. last night, it was changed to north. over the past few nights, we've gotten shower activity we've needed. we were at rock hall last weekend. centerville and chestertown and rock hall. i'll tell you something interesting about corn. when corn is dry, the stalk sticks straight up. normally, it's like this, hanging as you see it. when corn gets really dry, the stalks go straight up in the air. the plant, believe it or not, whatever it's trying to do is trying to save its life. all of the corn was like this. i said, these folks really need rain. >>> well, we have low pressure meandering around the region. we'll have widespread showers and thundershowers. what we've got going on from noon to 8:00 because of rain that's fallen and rain expected to fall this
onboard these boats, so that was a big concern as well. >> firefighters on land and in two fire boats from the river did all they could to stop the fire from spreading through the entire washington yacht club it started in one boat the flames quickly spread to others, four of them were destroyed and now sunk one boat owner bill lost his 38-foot cris craft. >> if it is completely down in the water you tell me how bad it is. >> they have sunk. >> as far as we know it is burned down to the water line. >> the boats were engulfed the fire visible from highwaybridges around firefighters rushed to untie other boats setting them loose so they too would not catch fire. >> we did have collateral damage again, pretty combustible materials, fiber glass, plastics, fuel, a lot of hazardous material. >> several people live on boats in the marina it does not appear anyone was aboard the boat that is caught fire no one was hurt investigators are trying to determine the cause whether it was an accident or arson. >> at this point investigators are here but i have not heard of anything asthma luscious or susp
aboard shuttle atlantis. >> t >> welcome back. we had some big storms last night. 82 degrees at 5:00 p.m. downtown. it is a humid morning. let's look it some of the other numbers. cooler up north. 74 degrees in colombia. 77 in annapolis. a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds. heat advisory in effect. it will feel like 100 later today. scattered thunderstorms are possible later this afternoon. we'll come back and check the forecast going into the weekend. >> tsa officials are trying to figure out how way stun gun minutes past security in boston and made it onto a jetblue flight. weapon was found in a seat back pocket. all passengers off the plane when the stun gun was it discovered. a truck crossed the path of an amtrak plane. it burst into flames. none of the injuries are considered life-threatening. the gate and light of the closet were said to be working at the time. >> astronauts will face a day in space one day longer than planned. they will spend the extra day repackaging the cargo that atlantis is delivering. to have started unloading the provisions. it will take 130 hours to tr
in annapolis, but at this point not a big stir at places like the popular charles village club. >> people don't understand there is an actual tax on it. they think it was a price increase. overall, we have the same clientele. how it's a little bit more, a quarter more. >> the new tax is expected to generate $85 million and a portion will fund services for the developmentally disabled and later for school construction. those that fought for the tax increase thinks there will be other benefits as well. >> this will save lives. it will reduce underage drinking abuse and save us from injury. >> patrons didn't seem to be complaining this weekend didn't seem to be complaining about the price changes, not yet. >> it isn't going to change anything about the way the people drink. the government will be making a profit. >> it's going towards something good, the good of society. that's fine. >> it is expected the average drink price will go up about 25 cents and the fax affects beer, wine, and spirits. a star strangled spectacle. the b.s.o. starts its outside concert series with a bang. we'll take you t
, if you were to just pull up if it comes up around their ears, it's too big and find a different size for your child. >> reporter: another good tip, let them pick it out. >> fun styles and colorful with their favorite cartoon characters. >> reporter: they discuss the reality about the her 4-year-old daughter anna. >> i guess right, even if they can swim, she can keep herself above but that's about -- it's just for a little bit and it would be pretty hard to -- there would be a good chance we wouldn't make it very long. >> reporter: wearing a life jacket could be the difference between a good day on the water and a disastrous one. >> you know you never get another chance. >> in baltimore, eric nielsen, abc 2 news. >>> and also putting on a life jacket make sure it's u.s. coast guard approved. . >>> . >>> take a look outside right now, you can see the skies looking just a little bit ominous. no question about that. and there is a reason for that. we're going to talk about that in just a second. 77 right now. and 69% humidity. you can see the clouds towards the area and there's a storm g
in annapolis while a big storm complex was diving out of the city and howard county and around annapolis. they got a light rain by the naval academy, but heavy stuff just by cape st. clair and edgewood and beyond. this clearing sky was before the full moon which officially occurs tonight. annapolis and edgewater down to 68 this morning. same glen burnie. 65 towson a boomer came through here as well and looking at 64 with dry air. and light wind in westminster. overall looking at really nice weather for today. sunshine will take us all the way through. we will get back close to 70. by 8, we will push 85 as the two degree guaranteed high. let's talk about the traffic with tonya. >> reporter: we are doing okay 97 northbound harrisburg expressway no problems to report there either. let's look at jones fall expressway at northern parkway. no incidents to report. a lot more people heading southbound to the right of the screen. but just a little bit of volume as we speak right now. on east monument at bradford, we have fire activity. so look out for emergency vehicles there. also reisterstown r
is here to explain more. >> reporter: well, there are a lot of football fans walking around with big smiles on their faces today excited about the start of the season but sad to see their favorites possibly leave. nfl player reps and the league's owners side an -- signed and eyegreement putting an end to the -- agreement putting an ento the lockout. they agreed on a 10-year deal that ends the lockout resolving the fight over how the $9 billion in revenue is shared. clubs will start to sign drafted rookies and opening facilities. the ravens facility opens today at 10 a.m. for those under contract. all players will get a physical and other medical tests today. ravens vice president and general manager says they are excite to be back in business and ravens owner says it's a good day for the nfl and the fans. >> having a 10-year agreement is great for the game. but most importantly for the fans. i think this agreement is going to make our game better. >> reporter: now one of the biggest controversies this morning is that -- controversies this morning is willis mamcgahee she todd heap kel
aspen hills family got a big surprise when an suv crashed into their home. jessica. >> reporter: now we wait as the casey anthony jury goes back to work this morning i am jessica stone outside the courthouse in orlando. >> today prince georges county council meeting to talk about the future for leslie johnson. we will take a closer look as fox 5 morning news continues now. >>> taking a lookout side a look at traffic on the belt way border between maryland and virginia, it is july 5th, 2011 good morning thanks for being with us this tuesday morning. >>> i am steve. >> i am alison seymour. it is 7:00 a.m. the latest on the weather from tucker barnes. >> good morning. yeah, we have improving conditions after some unwanted rain moved through parts of the region last night. nice looking forecast, typical summer time weather. left over showers bringing light sprinkles and light showers to the low eastern shore. here in washington we are done with it, see off to the north and west, clear skies let me mention though that parts of the area, particularly north and west, as temperatures cool, expe
. >> the mcconnell can is kicking the can down the road. the american people send us here to make big tough choices. they didn't send us here to set up a commission, give the president veto power. that's not what they sent us to do. >> it could pass the democratic controlled senate but faces a tougher fight in the republican house. >> a new group created in the wake of the financial meltdown officially launches this week. the consumer financial protection bureau begins oversight and regulatory work on thursday. president obama is expected to nominate former ohio attorney general richard correspondence dough ray to lead the agency. he currently serves as the director of enforcement. the bureau was formed to enact what president obama calls the strongest consumer protectses in our nation's history. >> some big names are coming to the white house today. president obama will meet with warren buffet and bill and melinda gates to get an update on the giving pledge. it's a promise by some of the wealthiest people in america to give most of their weal
with big name brands like jeep. they say their business model isn't based solely on booking trips but more on hyper targeted ads. >> in the future, maybe as more people know the wander fly name, as more people trust it, maybe it will sort of lean a little more towards booking at that point. but right now, we are working more with brands and advertisers. >> reporter: in new york, i'm christina scotty. >>> 5:00 straight up right now. wouldn't that be some nice relief, a little water out there to cool you down although they might not like you jumping in the fountain this morning. you might want to. 86degrees on this friday morning. thank you for being with us nice and early. 5:00 a.m. right now. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i just got back from outside so i can verify that it is extremely hot outside. >> yeah. nothing like starting the day at 5:00 in the morning at 86 degrees with a heat index of 90. it will be a tough day. you all know that at this point. good morning. let's jump right in and show you the forecast for today and what is happening r
'll take a look at the upcoming workweek coming up. for now, to the news desk. >> our big story this morning, congress and the president are working to meet the deadline and avoid a default by uncle sam. >> one vote was expected to come up this morning, but was withdrawn as the haggling continued behind-the-scenes. >> unable to muster support to get a bill passed, harry reid displayed the vote on his debt ceiling until later today. >> i spoke to the white house a few times, and they asked me to give as much time as possible to reach an agreement. >> it was the same plan shot down hours earlier by the house. >> the rules are not suspended, and the bill is not passed. >> finding a bill that will pass is not easy. >> we will not compromise on our principles. >> with tuesday's deadline looming, they are talking to president obama. >> the only way we will have a deal is to have an an agreement with the president of the united states. >> and we're going to fight you on that. >> as the clock ticks down. brian mooar, wbal-tv 11 news. >> wrblings the maryland congressional delegation is
. the big task in outer space is moving a 12-ton module into place. it's 6:00 and a summer like day's start. sharon has problems on the pavement and marty has the weather. >> well, shuttle wakeup music will be over in a few days. there's your impact in your neighborhood. we'll point that out. it will be a sunny, hot one. it's the middle of july, it's supposed to be this way. mid-70s now and on the way to 94. the normal is 88. it is what it is. it will be getting hotter tomorrow. we'll be closer to a hundred. we'll talk about that shortly. >>> if you have a ton and a half module to move around, here's sharon gibala. >>> well, you shouldn't have too many problems at this hour. we have just a few minor issues. that's on chesterfield at hawkins road. one lane is blocked there. everything's running at full speed. the top and the westsides are looking good. no issues out there on the westside. that's at old court road. the eastside is looking nice. especially with the sunrise. traveling downtown, they started construction for the grand prix on light street between key highway and pratt street. re
stovall. thank you for joifpk us for 11 news today. >> our big story this morning, definitely the heat. ava, my goodness. when you think it can't get any hotter, the answer is? >> yes. yes. but the good news is it's not going to last as long as it has over the midwest. but the second thing is this is the hottest time of the year. we do start to cool back down mid august. >> we hope. >> so there's good news. it's what normally happens. so we'll beholding out for that. we do still have dangerous heat warnings across the state as the heat index could be up near 115 when you factor in that humidity. upper 90's to near 104. it was 103 at the inner harbor yesterday. weaver expecting 101 -- we're expecting 101 at the airport. now let's head to kim with the traffic. >> good morning. we have one problem spot to talk about. fire activity blocking hilton street between frederick and use pulaski to get around that. 62 miles per hour by the beltway and four minutes on 95 north between 100 heading towards the city. 895 northbound between the harbor tunnel and toll plaza, 295 on the north side lookin
. we're talking about the big headline is the heat and humidity. temperatures are baking across texas all the way into the northern plains. it is heading our way. it is not hard to pick out the heat wave. the sunshine is gone to the blazing into the afternoon, pushing those temperatures up towards the triple digits. this will be heading our way. our temperatures are better along the mid-atlantic. 74 at the airport. 74 up towards new york city. lower and mid 80's in the midwest. we will be getting into the heat and humidity this afternoon. low to mid 90's. with the but, it could feel like 100 degrees outdoors. -- with the humidity, it could feel like 100 degrees. at indices will be up towards 105, 110. stay in air conditioning and checking on the elderly. sarah has a check on traffic. >> one accident in anne arundel county and pass a been a eastbound on a mountain road. all eastbound direction is closed. police just arriving on the scene. watch for delays. no delays on 97 north and southbound. looking good to the glen bernie area. the roads around the airport are checking out fine. bac
cool off a little bit. the weather is triggering a big line of thunderstorms approaching western maryland. this is associated with a cluster and as you can see, is tracking south-southeast. it is possible the main batch of storms will drops out and head into west virginia and avoid our region. it looks like we will be on the eastern french -- eastern fringe. probably will i get here until tomorrow evening. we will talk about heat relief in your seven-day forecast coming up. >> pull off a band-aid quickly. president obama urged lawmakers to just do it. he said it agreed to a deal to extend the debt ceiling and bought to default. republicans say no. >> with three weeks ago, president obama said a compromise to avoid a federal default is being blocked by republicans. >> i do not see a path to a deal of they don't budge. >> as talks today began, republicans would not budge on taxes. the speaker has learned a lesson. one key party freshmen will vote no on a tax hike. >> i believe we have a debt crisis not a debt ceiling vote crisis. >> it tax rate stood not rise -- >> the american peo
big time and temperature will go up tomorrow we want to give you an early warning we think tomorrow will be hotter than today. pools will sure be busy, check out dupont circle the thermometer saying 101 degrees we will be real close again tomorrow this is the kind of heat once again where you have to protect yourself and we do have a head advisory issued for tomorrow for triple digit heat. where are we now temperature 93 degrees, i do believe that we did get to about 94 degrees let's get this in motion for you so you can see it, look down to our south, 95 fredericks burg, a little bit of relief if you are near water today but when you factor in humidity, really off the charts feels like 116 degrees fredericks burg these are crazy numbers, 104 dc for the heat index, 105 monassis and 100 in annapolis. i mentioned the heat advisory it does not include far northern and western areas you may get a cloud deck and thunderstorms and speaking of thunderstorms, over to true view because we have a big complex of storms, that tracks through chicago causing 600,000 power outage, we have a severe
says a smaller package of about $2 trillion is more realistic. >> yes it's a big package will require big tax increases. it's a job killer. >> when asked whether or not he thought that they could reach a deal in the next 10 days, the president said "we have to." his press conference is scheduled for later this morning. reporting live on capitol hill, abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. jim moran wants to hear your ideas on how to reduce the national debt. the northern virginia democrat and the nonpartisan coalition are hosting an event in arlington tonight. participants will look at budget priorities and see how they will be affected by the various proposals. and it is 6:06. we have 73 degrees on this monday. >> and when "good morning washington" returns, albert haynesworth's sexual assault case heads back to court. we'll tell you what's next for the controversial redskins player. plus, safety concerns mount after the casey anthony verdict and sentencing. what's being done at the memorial to the florida mother's young daughter, caylee? >> but
very much. now to our top story. the search is on for a big fix. a critical meeting at the white house this morning could defuse the debt crews. >> appears both sides may be giving, with the president reportedly willing to put social security on the table. good morning, doug. >> reporter: good morning. it's not clear how they'll get there, but democrats and republicans are looking for a grand bargain. pennsylvania avenue isn't exactly the vegas strip. they might as well have tables and dealers set up there today, because the stakes have never been higher. president obama and his twitter town hall meeting yesterday said the situation is dire if congress doesn't agree to let him borrow and spend more money. >> interest rates could go up and it could cause a whole new spiral into a second recession or worse. >> reporter: the president may continue to back something in the neighborhood of $4 trillion in deficit cuts or for 12 years in exchange for more borrowing now. though the math gets a little fuzzy. his ideas will include, according to the "washington post," big cuts in medicare and so
's still a big divide between the white house and capitol hill over the debt limit. what president obama is demanding from congress until a deal is done. >>> good morning. welcome back to "news 4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm pat lawson muse in for eun yang on this monday morning, july 11th, 2011. and here's a look at the washington skyline. you can see the capitol in the distance and the potomac river. little hazy. going to be hot out there today, tom. >>> indeed, going to be heating up and the humidity has increased. we welcome pat lawson muse. good to have you with us. 76 at reagan national. low 70s at prince george's county and arlington, montgomery, and fairfax counties. weather watchers reporting upper 60s to near 70 in the rural areas of maryland and virginia. right near the bay, it's in the mid- mid-70s there as well as at the atlantic beaches. the yellow zone in western maryland, southern shenandoah valley in west virginia in the mid to upper 60s now. there's the view from space. a mostly clear sky starting off this monday morning. winds shifting into the south and southwest, th
-free at the moment. one problem in joppa. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> we have two big stories. one is the verdict in the casey anthony murder trial. she was found not guilty in the murder of her daughter. we have details coming up. but first returned to the recent violence in baltimore city. on monday night, a child was shot and a man was stabbed to death. >> we spoke to the father of the child who was shot. jennifer franciotti is live with the latest on both investigations. >> we do know police have released a picture of a person of interest in the stabbing death that happened outside of the mccormick and schmicks restaurant. joseph calo was stabbed to death outside the restaurant. police believe it was the result of an argument that reignited. they released a picture of a person of interest. police want to know how a boy ended up with a gunshot wound. kevin benson said he was walking at pratt street and light street with his son and fiancee when they heard a pop. he credits a police officer was saving his son's life. >> if the wasn't for him, i d not know if my son was still be a
. it was a big night for matt wieters. the only baltimore representative. as for the big hitter, gonzales hits this off of cliff lee. 1-0, american league. the big brewer's slugger sents it off of the top of the fence and over for the national league's lead. wieters had trouble behind the plate with brandon league pitching. he had trouble, he worked with an unfamiliar pitcher. the lost to the nl 5-1. >>> thank you, mark. and with the win, they'll get advantage with home field. >>> in a few hours, the american soccer league will play against france. game thyme, 11:30. >> thousands of people will be watching that, that's for sure. >> two more victories, world cup champions again. that's a good thing. give them a round of applause. that's huge. that's huge. isn't it like wearing purple? got to love that. there. [ cheers and applause ] what were those smock things. did that show the referees that the players were ineligible for the day? let's look at the day part. 77 degrees now, 87 at lunch and on the way to 90. 88 this evening. well, it's going to feel about 15 degrees cooler, if you count the h
for yourself and grasp the unquilted difference. of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. brace yourself for the big, bold taste tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. announcer: when your eyes are smiling, you're smiling. be kind to your eyes with transitions lenses. transitions adapt to changing light so you see your whole day comfortably and conveniently while protecting your eyes from the sun. ask your eyecare professional which transitions lenses are right for you. transitions lenses are available at an america's best location near you. >>> there is no final deal yet but the white house and house republicans are getting serious about that debt ceiling deal. finally. it would include up to 3 trillion in spending cuts and joint commitment to increase tax revenues through tax reform during the next year. abc2's sherrie johnson is here with more. >> reporter: well, with several days to go before the august 2nd deadline hits and the nation runs out of credit lawmakers still can't agree on how to get there. it's led to
are kind of in suspended animation until speaker boehner acts on this bill today but i think one of the big problems you face is that once he does send -- get this through, if he does get it through, it's going to be very hard to get any of his republicans to vote for the real compromise in a day or two or three. >> reporter: well, that's exactly right. both of your points right. first of all there are no negotiations going on in that compromise right now because all the focus is getting this passed in the house. speaker boehner isn't exactly taking calls from democrats but trying to get his own republicans in line. once he does this, this is going to be very difficult for him to get -- to go any further by way of compromise. if there is a compromise it's going to take a lot of democrats to pass it in the house. >> a lot of democrat, that's exactly right. key market openings sunday night, the next big deadline to watch for, as well. >> that's right. >> the asian market. >> elizabeth, this is just so uncertain going into the final weekend. >> well, and certainly the public is starting to los
, they are unhappy. it's not so much that they are unhappy with the deal but how the deal was presented. the big things have been agreed upon, talking about the cb a being ten years, no 18-game schedule. $120 million in a salary cap that the owners will agree they will, in fact, pay. they are not going to hoard it but give it to players salaries. but things look good. but let's hear what roger goodell had to say and conversery dap snyder. >> we crafted a long-term agreement that will be good for the game of football, for the players, for the clubs and most importantly good for our game. >> i think that's a win-win for both sides. my personal perspective, we're going to play football. that's a win-win. >> one-win for both sides spoken by one side. egos are going to be involved. do the players feel pressured here? >> yes the players feel like they're going to be paint neighborhood a corner. look at this tweet put out by the redskins' players rep. he feels tubed, hood winged. there winked. there are some egos that need to be massaged here. i think it's going to get done today. maybe i'm naive. i th
. >>> and big news in the same- sex marriage debate. new york city is preparing for an influx of couples to say i do starting this sunday. but every couple would wants to tie the knot that day may not get the chance. we'll tell you why the city is holding a license lottery.  >>> the taliban denying that their leader is dead. a spokesman for the taliban said there is no truths to the reports that mullah omar died. >>> the shuttle atlantis set to land tomorrow in florida. the final mission in that is' 30-year shuttle program. atlantis undocked from the international space station yesterday. the crew delivered a year's worth of supplies to the station. we'll carry the landing live tomorrow right here on fox 5. >>> starting sunday, scene of the accident couples in new york will legally be allowed to tie the knot. but so many people want to get married the city had to institute a lottery for the licenses. legally, these couples need a clerk to process their license and i judge to waive the normal 24-hour waiting period. the mayor says the clerk's office can only handle so many applications, 764
condition this morning. >>> a big day in orlando. today lawyers begin closing arguments in the casey anthony trial. the defense rested its case without calling the florida mother to the stand. it claims 2-year-old caylee drowned in the swimming pool. casey a anthony is charged with first degree murder. if convicted she could face the death penalty. >>> today marks one year since a man trying to protect his neighbors during a robbery was gunned down himself. 66-year-old january parnell was getting ready for a community barbecue in southeast wa wafpshn washington. since that day, his own family has been searching for a killer. >> every day, you know, you hear something on tv. it's like, wow, i wonder if those were the guys. >> for the last year the twins have been desperately searching for closure after their father was gunned down preparing for a july fourth barbecue. 66-year-old john parnell was killed on nelson place in southeast d.c. during a robbery gone wrong. >> just to know my dad's life was worth less than $100 is extremely frustrating. and it really makes me angry. >> last july 3rd,
up later. >> anny, thank you. >>> well, we've got big news coming out of redskin's training camp today. the disgruntle defenseman lineman was traded to the new england patriots this morning. we have live reactions about that trade. >> reporter: i said it this morning, no surprises again here, just a lot of relief. the saga hung around for so long, but on tuesday they don't want to say another word about albert haynesworth. he department have to worry about that -- he doesn't have to worry about that michigan this redskins nightmare is officially done. >> the money is awesome, it's great. but i'm out here when i want to put that helmet on. it is to kick butt and make sure that god knows i'm the best player to ever be played against. >> reporter: it didn't happen. in the $100 million man logged just four sacks, missed four games, and claimed about the defensive scheme. while they did not speak to reporters again, fans in the area certainly did. >> when you give someone too much and just enough potential, $100 million, do you think he will work as hard? >> reporter: apparently not.
would you do if justin bieber crashed your wedding, the big day, without an invite. the couple with the wedding video everybody is talking about join us here on "gma." >>> good morning, everyone. george is enjoying a little break with the family and our family member, david muir, is back with us. >> crashing your party. >> justin bieber, david muir, the same thing. >> not quite the same thing. >> it is. >> nonetheless. same thing. >> how about this extreme weather? >> really something, these pictures coming in. >> from phoenix blowing in last night going through right there. that dust storm and then these temperatures all -- the majority of the country feeling it, david. >> smoke alarms going off because of the heat then alarms going off here, these are different kinds as team usa is in the house. look at them just arriving moments ago. what a homecoming. >> we're going to really celebrate with them coming up. love to see them here in times square on our home turf. >>> we'll begin with the high-stakes drama unfolding as we come on the air in that phone hacking scandal engulfin
. ed hardy has another one. good-bye, home run. a two homer ballgame for hardy. >> it was another big night for hardy as he roughed up the starter. this gives him 16 for the season. the orioles win 12-4. >>> and a long game in pittsburgh comes to a controversial end last night. a brave's runner is out at the plate and the umpire calls him safe. they argued the call and the braves win it 4-3. some are very mad at that call. >> the ravins are finally reporting to work and no one's happier than this defensive tackle. >> it feels to be back in the building. i mean, i started getting board in the lockout. you work out and there ain't nothing else to do in the afternoon. i got tired of playing games. >> reporter: a defensive lineman has been reporting also. he filled in the right tackle spot for gaither last season. >>> and at the world swimming championships in china. michael phelps is swimming in the 200-meter freestyle. he was overtaken. i'm sure he's disappointed about that finish. good job, any way. >> you know, michael changed up his style of swimming and the events he's swimming in.
. tonight though, a big time heat situation tomorrow coming up. >> all right wyatt. well it's a baltimore tradition on a hot night like this to just sit out on your porch or on your steps and catch a breeze. that was the game plan until storm clouds arrived and you're welcome mat. here is one steamy and stormy night. rosy. >> it was a hot and steamy night jamey all over the area as folks tried to deal with the weather and how it changed. i mean, we had some storms there, especially up in this area, really heavy rains coming down flooding parking lots, a mess out here. what's touched this all off was all the high heat and high hud we had during the day. guess what folks, for many people out there, they are going to have to figure out how to deal with all this high heat again yet tomorrow. >> no matter what the weather, they have to get their laps in. with the heat in the low 920s, this is part of being a runner, although admitted leah slow runner today. >> three laps. >> very slow. >> does the heat make you slower? >> yes, definitely. >> oh, man. >> you can tell can't you. he does know whe
. >> reporter: drunk driving is another big no-no. >> it's a holiday season and people want to enjoy themselves, don't get behind the wheel. >> i drive aggressively. >> reporter: it's a warning this driver will take with him. >> slow down and keep an eye out for the police, i guess. >> reporter: it's not just maryland, but washington, d.c. and pennsylvania and more will have the smooth operator campaigns in full effect this week. >>> and the tipsy taxi program is offering free rides home in baltimore city for those drinking on the 4th of july. you can call for more information. that number is available at most bars and restaurants in the area. >>> derek jeter is ready to return to the lineup. he went 1-2 yesterday. he had a right calf strain. he'll be in his 12th all-star game. >>> an oriole will be heading to the game as well. he'll be the first oriole to join the game since 1989. he'll play in texas tonight. later, with a one run lead, kevin gregg gets chipper jones out and the orioles win it, 5- 4. >>> now, despite the tough economy, the fireworks business is booming. there will be more than
the transition date. it was comfortable yesterday. tomorrow will be close to 100 to again. the big todd heap bank will move back into baltimore in about 24 hours. upper 70's and low 70's right now. there is no rain. it will thicken up as we head into this afternoon -- upper 60's and low 70's. high temperature in the upper 80's and low 90's. we will come back and talk about the forecast going into the weekend. >> good morning. a quiet start for your morning commute. the only thing we are tracking is the ongoing construction in ight street and st. conway street in advance of the grand prix. on to the west side, still running smoothly, 54. eight minutes on southbound 895 down to the tolls. five minutes on 95 down to the fort mchenry. so far so good. we will enjoy this quiet ride for now. this is the key bridge. an easy ride on the east side. the promised at the harbor tunnel or the fort mchenry. the bay bridge, no problems, a nice ride into the toll plaza at sandy point. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> congress seems no closer to -- an agreement. >> the house is planning to
to what they call their big friendly pack. it's a case of perception. he was a five-year old 110- pound rott and his owners say he was a good friend and buddy to their children. >> he was like my child. he grew up with my kids, he -- my daughter pulled on his ear, my son. >> reporter: on tuesday an officer was unloading groceries, a couple walked by with his dog, he was going you door and the dog ran off the porc h into the neighbor's yard. >> they were walk their animal when the dog approached them an aggressive manner. the man said he tried to flee but he was forced to fire in order to protect himself. >> as he -- i yelled at him to stop. as he started to slow down the man pulled out a gun and shot him in the head. >> reporter: the ma dog was shot in the dead and died instantly. patrick said he then got scared of for his own life. >> i was on my knees and the man was still pointing the gun at me and he never said anything, just backed up. >> reporter: they say their dog has gotten out before and run off after other dogs but three years ago he was trained. they say he was eight fee
. >> the the president said he's committed to a big deal. $4 trillion over ten years. i'm committed to it. we need some bipartisanship here. >> house speaker john boehner wants the president to lay out some specific cuts to entitlement programs. but in weeks of debate, the sticking points haven't changed. republicans oppose new taxes and democrats oppose cuts in entitlement programs. senate leaders have come up with a plan b to give the president the authority to raise the debt ceiling on his own. >>> if you're an mba graduate looking for a job, google might be the place for you. there's a list of 100 top employers. consulting firm mackenzie came in at number 2. financial institutions dropped. apple was number 3. facebook was number 7. last year's top priority was having a work/life balance. >>> let's take a look at the top stories tonight. a gas station attendant shot over the weekend is out of the hospital. a masked gunman walked into the station on saturday and opened fire. he got away with some cash. investigators think the same person tried to rob another store earlier in the evening. they are loo
for free agency and big-money contracts for players. >>> and baltimore remembers another notable figure. tonight, vincent rallo is remembered. he took over an italian restaurant for his father. the local landmark is known for its breakfast and large portions. vincent rallo was 79. >>> the parents of a teenager killed in a baltimore city park, want to make sure it never happens again. their 14-year-old daughter was electrocuted when she touched a metal fence. a new regulation could keep electricity in check. >> reporter: well, tonight, the green family is urging city, state and private companies companies to continuously check for contact voltage. >> reporter: four years ago, deanna green touched a fence in druid hill park. an exposed electrical wire was touching the fence underground. 227 volts traveled through her body, killing her. now, her parents are intent on having the city take action. with the regulation in the 14- year-old's dame -- name. >> the deanna green rule would work to have surveys done of the baltimore, maryland area to find the stray contact electricity. >> reporter:
. >> jim vance is here now with his one-on-one. big day, jim. >> yeah, jim and pat, thank you. the president stepped away from his discussions with congressional leaders today to talk to us about the current economy, and the hardships that it it puts on working people here in washington and all over the country. >> people all across the country are going through a tough time right now. and nobody is thinking about it each and every day more than i am. because i get letters from folks, i hear from people who are doing the right thing, trying to make something happen in their lives and they're just having a difficult time in what is a really tough economy. what i would say to folks is that we are doing everything we can to make sure that the economy is growing, but we're also trying to do everything we can to make sure that if somebody wants to get trained for the jobs of the future, that those training programs are available to them. if young people are ready and willing to go to college, then we're going to try to make sure that they can afford to go to college. and that we ar
>> live, local, late breaking -- this is wbal-tv 11 news at 6:00. >> crews prepare for the big celebration and fireworks show. i am deborah weiner. the skies over baltimore will be colorful as we celebrate america's 235th birthday. george is live on the preparations. >> tomorrow at this time, the harbor will be more crowded. folks will be getting ready for the fireworks show. today we got some insights into the show. the july 4 weekend can be fun but dangerous. one man on the west coast found out this weekend. >> the fireworks are ready for the celebration on monday and the inner harbor. the crews have been working to get the show in place. >> it will be 18 minutes long. it will have about 1400 shells during those 18 minutes. the soundtrack will be a surprise. >> it is a surprise to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the aquarium. some may opt for a homegrown of fireworks show. officials want you to be careful. 8400 people nationwide were rushed to the emergency room last year with injuries from our works. in washington state, a 58-year- old man is in serious condition after hom
on by an elephant. those are the animal's pools. that's one way to help them beat the heat. it reminds you of a big fat cousin when swimming down the ocean. they love their elephant size pool on a day like this. although evolution and life taught them many other ways to stay cool, they flap their big ears because it cools their blood. >> you can see she's coated in mud all the time. she goes more for the facial route than the pool treatment. >> reporter: cake on dirt. it keeps the water trapped in the wrinkles. for critters who would rather be hunting seal, frozen smelt on ice is the best way to beat the high heat. the polar bears are remarkably lay daptable but they have to watch them and be careful for signs of heat stress. >> look for overly panting if it's sweltering. we watch the heat index a lot. if we anticipate it being a hot day, then we take all the precautions. >> reporter: for some animals, however, this heat is nosmght cam mess are used to drier heat. some animals have cool houses to get out of the sun. this one has a fan for the know owls. for prairie dogs, nothing stops them from bei
the street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> laters on both sides of the casey anthony trial are preparing for closing arguments. in rebuttal yesterday, prosecutors tried to disprove earlier defense testimony from cindy anthony. she's the grabd mother of 2-year-old caylee. cindy said she matt chloroform searches on the house computer, not her daughter, casey. but two co-workers testified that cindy was at work when those searches were made. prosecutors claim casey suffocated caylee anthony.defense argues the child accidentally drowned in the family's swimming pool. closing arguments will start tomorrow. >>> lawyers are appealing a judge's ruling that allows prison officialses to force jared lee loughner to take medication. he's being giv
chances. we will continue with the -- rain a chance. we will continue with the big story, which is warmer temperatures. a record of 101. 81 degrees at the airport. the record high minimum temperature for the day. we will see if we can do that again today or tonight rather. a couple of the splotches of orange indicating temperatures near 90. a couple of ratings have fallen down to 60. rain shower activity is shrinking. strong storms in the upper mississippi valley. hot air continues for a while. the stream of moisture and heat coming from the central part of the region. this is moving further south, allowing some more disturbance activity and hind -- hines states moving in. nationwide, these red places indicate places that hit 100 or higher. once again in the carolinas up the eastern seaboard. a big chunk of the central part of the area. hazing in the mud the overnight. brain chances will be tapering off. -- hazy and muggy overnight. rain chances will be tapering off. it will feel like 110 tomorrow and a heat warning will be in effect for much of our viewing area, north of pennsylvania, to
to do what he calls, informing voters. >> i don't care how much misinformation, big lies they put out. the people in this state are going to vote against the dream act in november. >> reporter: charlie works in progressive maryland, which represents the illegal immigrants. she said all of those who petitioned voters, there are many more who support the dream act. >> they'll believe that it's an issue of fairness. >> reporter: about 56,000 signatures were needed to place the dream act on a referendum. state election officials received more than double the number of required names. kai, back to you. >> okay. thank you, gigi. >>> with increasing optimism, the nfl season will kick off in time. sports director mark viviano joins us now with the latest on a court ruling. >> reporter: a u.s. appeals court has ruled that the owners lockout and players stand. but a joint reaction from the league and the players states that a court decision really doesn't matter to either of them. because both sides are working on a deal. another long day of north negotiating. and while there is a gag order res
. that's a sign of the big improvement. hour by hour forecast takes us with dry weather mostly sunny skies and we will go through the mid-70s. sunrise at 6:03 just under a hour away and we will take it through mostly sunny skies all day long. two degree guaranteed high of 89 just near normal and less humid and a pleasant day but the heat and humidity comes back and we will talk about the weekend numbers in a moment. let's go back to the roads with tonya. >> thanks. good morning. we are still doing well traffic wise. traffic is moving well on the beltway. let's look on the northwest side 695 at liberty road. no issues to report here. that's the outer loop. no incidents through the construction. traffic is fine traveling the jfx southbound and the beltway is fine on north side from parkville to towson to wilkins no incidents. megan. >>> in health news, more affluent countries have higher rates of depression than lower income nations. that's according to a study from the world health organization. france and the united states have the highest rates whilechina and mexico had the lowest.
, it will be a big boost in momentum for us. >> reporter: the legislation passed the senate and it stalled in the house of delegates. >>> now, the state gnat ma -- the state senate leader majority spoke out against same sex marriage. she says that government says marriage is a man and woman, it should stay that way. gay couples can have civil marriage. many believe this legislation threatens the institution of the traditional family. >>> this police chief the retiring. he was chief of the baltimore county department for several years. o'malley says that the chief will replace him on august 1st. >>> well, he was arrested in south carolina last month after reportedly ripping off seniors in a paving scam. . now, he'll make his way back to maryland for similar charges. >> he was picked up in south carolina back on june 28th. we told you about that then. now, he's facing charges in anne arundel county. the state's attorney's office says he'll be brought back on august 13th. last month, he was wanted for running a paving scam, often targeting seniors. he would reportedly go door to door, offeri
right into the water looking for one of those lionfish. one of those tentacles hits you, you are in big trouble. it is full of poison, but everybody says they taste pretty good. >> taste like chicken. who knows? >> default for everything. speaking of default, let's go to capitol hill right now where members of congress are starting to hear from all of you after those dueling speeches from president obama and the house speaker on monday night, the switchboards on capitol hill were besieged, overwhelmed yesterday. thousands of phone calls and e-mails coming in almost all of them saying, robin, just get this done. >> so only five days left on the clock, george as you know, that important vote delayed by the house speaker as we get closer to potential financial chaos. abc's jonathan karl is on capitol hill. he has been tracking all the latest for us overnight. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we are reaching crisis time here on capitol hill. the republicans delayed a vote on their bill in the house because they don't even have enough republican votes to pass their own bi
killed. luckily the round penetrated something else that saved his life. >> a big hole in the gun that's all it was it. and he had a wealth right here. he never get shot, though. just got grazed i guess. >> reporter: he found a disassembled assault rifle. he is being held without bond. the police officer was treated and released from shock trauma hours after the shooting. >>> today a baltimore city cop accused of operating a drug ring will go to court for a bond hearing. daniel redd was arrested earlier this week for alleged participation in a heroin organization. now an affidavit says he got the heroin from a supplier in africa. the document goes onto say he was in police uniform armed with a handgun while conducting thetransaction at work. >>> an update this morning on the baltimore journalist missing in libya. matthew vandyke's mother and dutch ruppeersberger reports two independent sightings of vandyke in the tripoli prison. they are working to confirm the sightings. he disappeared in march a week after going toly yeah to write about the uprising. >>> news time 6:05. the latest on
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